Crop Manual

Roxbury Farm. 2012. Crop Manual. Accessed at <>

Roxbury Farm CSA, located in Kinderhook, New York, resides on 300 acres of vegetable farming and grass-fed lamb and beef as well as pastured pork production. Roxbury farm is unique, as their land has been taken off the market committing itself to agricultural production in the form of a lifetime and inheritable lease to a committed farmer. Affordable housing to the farmer and employees is also provided helping ensure a sustainable livelihood. Roxbury farm uses farming practices that emphasize diversity and sustainability in the form of no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers, utilizing crop rotations, green manure, and compost. See their website for further information. Roxbury Farm 2012 Crop Manual provides a snapshot of their recommended production practices for 51 vegetable and fruit crops. Specifically it looks at soil preparation, fertilizer recommendations (New York State), varieties, direct seeding information, number of successions, transplant, greenhouse recommendations, cultivation procedures, frost, disease and insect protection, other cultural practices, and other recommendations.

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